By Riley Rogerson, ADN, 8/13/23
Alaska’s renewable energy industry experts are celebrating a new boom in infrastructure development and construction around the state on the first anniversary of the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. Projects in development like the Houston solar farm are reaping the benefits of tax incentives and lower barriers to developing in other locations within Alaska. However, like many other industries, we face a steep climb in sourcing workers and manpower to get projects stood up.
By Vasil Velev, Carbon Herald, 8/11/2023
Two direct air capture (DAC) hubs will receive $1.2 billion as support to explore, develop, and deploy DAC technologies in Texas and Louisiana. DOE has also announced their new Responsible Carbon Management Initiative and the Carbon Negative Shot Initiative to encourage new project development and recognize efforts toward environmental stewardship, accountability, safety, community engagement, and societal benefits in the quest for carbon removal.
By Nikki Chiappa, Peter Cook, and Seaver Wang, Breakthrough Institute, August 8, 2023
Consumption of critical minerals will only multiply in the years to come as clean energy technologies continue to integrate into our daily lives. With predictions from the Breakthrough Institute and the International Energy Agency about massive increases in need for critical and rare earth elements, how are we as a nation going to ramp up production and bolster supply chains? Read on for proposals by the Breakthrough Institute on getting critical minerals right.
By Jack Barnwell, Fairbanks Daily News Miner, August 14, 2023
On August 13, 2023, State, federal and energy industry stakeholders gathered at Chena Hot Springs Resort for the annual Renewable Energy Fair, learning from local and national energy officials and Alaska’s energy potential. Senator Murkowski and Governor Dunleavy also made an appearance, highlighting Alaska’s pioneer spirit and ability to position itself on the world stage.
By Bob Campbell, Odessa American, August 15, 2023
The Permian Basin sees 15-18 billion barrels per day of water produced as a result of oil & gas well fracking. This contaminated water is being tested as a creative way to grow inedible crops, such as hemp, and to recharge underground aquifers. This innovative reuse of produced water is helping drought-stricken areas like the UAE.
By Department of Energy, August 18, 2023
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced their findings that in 2022, energy jobs grew in 95% of United States counties in 2022. The specific sectors in which employment expanded are: Electric Power Generation; Transmission, Distribution, and Storage; Fuels; Energy Efficiency; and Motor Vehicles and Component Parts.
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